Our first ever in-person event was held in London and we return to England’s capital again in 2023 to crown the very best of the United Kingdom’s cloud talent. An unforgettable event at the InterContinental Hotel on Park Lane also helped raise money for St. Martin’s School in Kenya.
Our 2023 winners impressed the judges for the way they truly shone in their approach to cloud technology. From digital innovation to making the industry a better place for all, it was an outstanding year that made our judges’ task unenviable.
Highly Commended: Chris Huntingford
Highly Commended: Anna Brailsford
Highly Commended: IBM
Highly Commended: Women in Dynamics
Highly Commended: Joe Birch
Highly Commended: Gemma Blezard
Highly Commended: Deliveroo
Highly Commended: Dan Pudwell
Tech for Good Winner
Highly Commended: Version1
Highly Commended: Ancoris
Highly Commended: Kocho
Highly Commended: Globant
Diversity Ally of the Year Winner
Highly Commended: Laura Addison
Developer Advocate at Salesforce
Salesforce MVP, London Admins Trailblazer Community Group Leader and London’s Calling co-organiser
Lead Digital and Innovation at Roche
Power Platform Architect and Developer at Akari Solutions Limited
Low Code Lead & Platform Evangelist at ANS Group
Courses and Community Director at Salesforce Ben
Cloud Solutions Architect at Ergo
Director of Engineering at Advancing Analytics
Senior Data Engineer at Inspera
Commercial Director, UK at AWS
CEO of Code First Girls
Digital Innovation & SAFe Transformation at Roche Diagnostics Europe
Chief Information Officer at British Medical Association
Charlene Hunter MBE
CEO & Founder of Coding Black Females
EMEA CTO Azure Cloud at Palo Alto Networks
CEO of Hyphen8
Senior Program Manager at Diageo
Co-founder and CTO at Monzo Bank
Head of SecOps at ASDA
Programme Director at Channel 4
Chief Technology Officer, Media (GroupM)
Technology Director/ Divisional CIO at Royal Mail
Director of Data, AI and Industry Solutions, Global Data & AI Centre Excellence at Avanade
Co-CTO at Coding Black Females
Salesforce Architect & Coach at AdminToArchitect.com
Salesforce Developer Advocate at Salesforce
CTO at BrightGen
Director at Cloudforce Consultancy
Founder at The Architech Club & Ladies Be Architects
Salesforce Consultant and Trainer at Tangara Consulting
Microsoft MVP and Azure Architect at Intercept
Senior Service Engineer at Microsoft
Manager at Avanade
Women in Dynamics
Dr Victoria Holt
Founder at Data Toboggan
CEO at Casper365
Principle Consultant at Fractal
Developer Advocate / Principal Engineer at Samsung Electronics UK
Senior Engineer at Buffer
Data Science Trainer at Just IT
Google Developers Expert & Event speaker at 418.dev
Senior Consultant, Front End Engineering at QuantumBlack
Principal Cloud Architect at Cloudsoft Corporation
Westminster City Council
Director at Steamhaus & Organiser of AWS ComSum
Freelance software developer
Principal Consultant at The Burning Monk, AWS Serverless Hero and Author
Co-Founder and CTO at Workgrid Software
Partner Engagement at Codurance
Managing Consultant at Credera
Senior Program Manager EMEA, AWS re/Start
Talent Acquisition Partner at Capgemini Invent
Head of Cloud Partner Engineering, UK + IE at Google
Senior Manager Talent Acquisition – Technology at Centrica
The Digital Revolution Awards celebrate the cloud industry’s very best pioneers, innovators and glass ceiling breakers across categories that recognize sustainability, employer branding, ED&I, talent development, and L&D. We’ve put together an expert panel that represents some of tech’s leading figures, meaning they’re best placed to judge the individuals and organizations that have truly excelled in the last year.
Paddy leads the AWS team working with UK Software Companies (ISVs) to accelerate their growth using differentiated technologies for developing great software products, implementing SaaS models, and gaining access to broader market opportunities through the Amazon Partner Network. Paddy has over 30 years of experience as a Sales Leader and General Manager for technology firms globally including DXC Technology, Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and Fujitsu.
With over 20 years’ experience driving technological change, Richard is Google Cloud’s Head of Partner Engineering for the UK and Ireland. In his role he drives partners towards technical excellence and scale, supporting them in pre-sales and delivery, to benefit Google Cloud customers. He’s currently spending time building out Project Katalyst, a program specifically designed to bring underrepresented individuals into the Google Cloud ecosystem through developing their skills on Google Cloud and introducing them to partners, for early career, life-changing jobs.
Maya is a delivery and sales executive with 18 years of experience across three continents. She speaks five languages and is a highly energetic and detail oriented leader. Having started in the aviation industry, through project management consultancy, PMO and process optimisation, Maya now specialises in Salesforce, and serves as an Associate Partner at IBM’s Salesforce practice and Center of Competence.
Possessing a wealth of knowledge and experience in Data Management within the charitable sector, Munira was shortlisted for the Women in IT Summit and Awards Series in 2022. Munira is passionate about promoting equality for women and leading by example in all aspects of life, making it her mission to motivate, inspire and empower women of all backgrounds to live life free of oppression and to their full potential.
Mark Martin MBE is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science and Education Practice. A thought leader and hugely popular speaker, he has a passion for sharing his expertise and insights to educators around the world. He is a teacher/advisor for the major global tech brands and continues to advocate for home-grown talent, digital skills and education equity. In May 2022, Mark was recognised as one of the top 50 most influential people in UK IT by Computer Weekly. In 2019, he was awarded an MBE for services to education, technology, and diversity in UK technology.
Courtney ‘s helps to shape the way Capgemini Invent UK creates long term, sustainable value for clients, enabling them with fresh perspectives and digital solutions so that they can play a transformative role in addressing planetary, people and systems challenges. Courtney has a proven track record of implementing innovative technology solutions across sectors, helping clients with a broad range of strategic and operational sustainability challenges. She is an expert in facilitating multilateral collaboration around complex sustainable development challenges.
Joe is the AWS Digital Native business Leader across the EMEA region, supporting scale up customers who use cloud technology as a business growth enabler. Prior to leading the digital native business, Joe was Chief Operating Officer for the AWS UKI/EU business responsible for end-to-end management of sales and business expansion activities. He has over 20 years’ experience in various leading technology and finance companies in sales business development leadership roles, including HP and the Rothschild banking group.
Venturing into the world of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software development and implementation at the age of 23, Anna has always found enjoyment in getting hands-on and tackling tech sector challenges. Always eager to learn, she quickly developed her knowledge, leading to Anna stepping into roles at several multinational companies. It wasn’t long before she took the leap into entrepreneurship, building her first tech company from the ground up at the age of just 26. Selling this business on after eight successful years, Anna took up a tenure at Capita, where she gained exposure to Management Information Systems (MIS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The skills she acquired there led her to found Tisski in 2011.
A business-focused technology executive with two decades of experience, Daria’s signature is driving bottom-line value, scale, and commercial revenue growth through digital solutions, business transformation, and technology innovation. Daria has held progressive IT leadership roles at a number of global Fortune 500s in the consumer products market, where she has built a reputation as a visionary leader, strategic relationship builder, change agent, and value driver with a deep understanding of all enterprise functions.
Chris has been a member of the IBM Consulting UK&I Senior Leadership team since 2021 and was nominated to the IBM Black Executive Council in 2020. In this role as Strategic Partner Leader, his key area of focus is to increase collaboration across business development, sales and delivery with IBM’s strategic partners to support clients’ digital and cloud transformation initiatives. With 20 years’ experience, across industries, Chris has proven transactional, transformational and network leadership skills. He is a collaborator, passionate about empowering people, and driving value creation and tangible business outcomes for clients.
Vicky Critchley is the CEO of cloud software solutions company Bam Boom Cloud, and a recent Digital Revolution Award winner. An advocate for people being their authentic selves at work, Vicky places an emphasis on building cultures that value empathy and kindness.
Natalie joined Revolent in 2020 as the UK Business Development Director and is responsible for leading the business development team and ultimately winning new business, growing existing accounts and building our client relationships. Prior to maternity leave, Natalie spent 4 years working across Frank Recruitment Group in the UK, USA & Netherlands covering various sales operational roles along with a variety of projects including the salesforce implementation. Natalie has over 12 years of recruitment experience within professional services and 7 years focussing on clients within the UK Financial Services market.
Sajeel’s 20-year consulting career has been focused on the delivery of high-quality global transformation programmes. This has spanned across multiple industries including construction, life sciences, professional services, manufacturing, and public sector. Sajeel is currently Head of Consulting Services UK at Hitachi Solutions Europe, where he leads a practice of over 400 professionals specialising in developing innovative end-to-end solutions for clients, utilizing Microsoft Cloud products and solutions.
Heading up the EMEA Strategic Partner Organization at Salesforce, Alan has over 25 years’ experience working in the technology sector, at Microsoft, Cisco and Salesforce in a variety of Sales, Sales Leadership and Strategic Alliances roles. He’s energized by “what can be” building new go-to markets, partnerships and opportunities, and has a passion for technology and the impact innovation can have on all our lives.
Vice President | Goldman Sachs
Emmanuel works for Goldman Sachs within the global market division and heads the ION Workflow Engineering team, which is responsible for the pre-trade quoting workflow tools used across sales and trading for various FICC standardized flow products (Credit, Interest Rate Products, Mortgages, EM bonds, Credit Derivatives, and Interest Rate Swaps) around the world. He is a member of the company’s Firmwide Black Network steering committee and co-head of the Goldman Sachs EMEA Black Engineers Network.
Ruth is a go-to commentator on the evolving technology and business landscape. A regular speaker on the importance of diversity and inclusion in business, she was nominated for Diversity Leader of the Year 2017 by Tech Leaders UK. In 2019, she founded Limitless, a forum for women executives and leaders. Acquisitions International recognized her as Most Influential Global Business Tech Consultant 2021 and 2022, and she was also voted one of the most influential women in UK Tech 2022 by Computer Weekly.
Partner | Pomerol
Leon Gordon is a leader in data analytics, a current thought leader at the Forbes Technical Council, an Executive Contributor to Brainz Magazine, a thought leader in Data Science for the Global AI Hub, and a Microsoft Data Platform MVP based in the UK and a partner at Pomerol Partners. During the last decade, he has helped organizations improve their business performance, use data more intelligently, and understand the implications of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and big data. Leon is a chair for the Microsoft Power BI – UK community group and the DataDNA data visualization community as well as an international speaker and advisor.
VP of Engineering & Technical Program Management | Onfido
Craig works with AWS’ SI partners to drive
cloud adoption at scale. A 20+ year veteran of the communications and software industry, with companies including Cable and Wireless, COLT and Oracle, Craig is a passionate believer in the power of partnerships to drive customer outcomes. A self-confessed geek, he also enjoys seeing how technology and
talent merge to create innovation.
Marius leads Credera UK’s technology function, helping clients solve their most complex strategic challenges in cloud, data, engineering, strategy, and transformation. As CTO he has overall responsibility for the company’s technical strategy and employees, both customer-facing and internal. An enthusiastic proponent of open source technologies, cloud-native architectures and DevOps, Marius has deep technical knowledge across software and infrastructure, with particular recent experience of Big Data and microservice application delivery. On top of all this, he continues to find time to keep up his hands-on skills in software and infrastructure.
With over 10 years of experience in the technology sector, Jason got his first taste of working with Technology Partners at Microsoft, supporting them to modernise in the cloud and go-to-market into Financial Services.
After joining AWS in 2018, Jason now leads the UKI ISV Partner Sales team, bringing together best-in-class ISV solutions with AWS native services to deliver joint solutions for our customers accelerating their transformation. When he’s not fostering the growth of the ISV co-sell business in UKI, Jason likes to run (daily), cook, and cheer on Arsenal FC.
COO | DCW Group
Sarah is an experienced people manager, having worked in the legal sector for 16 years. Her current role is focused on delivery and support functions, driving exceptional performance through effective development and management of resources. She has been considered a “trouble shooter” by previous employers with an excellent success rate when it comes to problem solving, and was recruited to address culture change and personnel following a business acquisition. A specialist in managing business support and operations, she prides herself on being a consistent team player who can deliver on time and meet high expectations. Sarah has also been a business mentor with the Princes Trust in her spare time and was involved with the charity for four years.
Samantha has been happily entrenched in the cybersecurity industry for over 20 years. During this time she has helped hundreds of organizations of all shapes, sizes, and geographies recover and learn from cyberattacks, defined strategy for pioneering security products and technologies, and is a regular speaker at security conferences around the world. In her current role Sam heads up EMEA marketing for Exabeam, and is also a member of the global security strategy team. She authors articles and blogs for various security publications, has a strong passion for mentoring, and often volunteers at cybersecurity community events, including BSides, The Diana Initiative, and Blue Team Village (DEFCON).
Lee has over two decades of experience in strategy, architecture and technology consulting. Prior to joining Opencast as Chief Technology Officer, he led global IT enterprise and solution architecture functions at FTSE 100 software company Sage, and has worked with a diverse range of public and private sector clients, shaping technology-enabled business solutions on major transformation programs for Capgemini, BT Global Services and Atos.
Richard is a Partner Strategy Director with over two decades of experience in the Microsoft channel. During this time, he has carried out a number of local and global roles at both Microsoft and several leading Systems Integrators. He is currently part of the leadership team at Seer 365, helping partners around the world transform their traditional Microsoft Dynamics 365 sales and implementation models. Richard is a board member of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) for UK and EMEA and he is a strong believer in the power of organizations working and learning together. He is always happy to create links between great people and great organisations.
As Global Strategic Partner Manager for Trailhead, Salesforce’s training and certification organization, Simon is responsible for the Salesforce Authorized Training Provider program. Simon has 30 years’ multi-national experience within the IT training industry, in a number of cross-functional leadership positions, for organizations such as Sun Microsystems, Oracle and Avid Technologies.
As Operations Director, Dave has overseen HSO’s organic growth in the UK over the last 10 years, having responsibility for project delivery and customer relationships. The company has grown to be one of the largest Microsoft Dynamics partners in the channel, with Dave responsible for creating hiring initiatives to underpin this, bringing new delivery capability into the team from outside of the channel and initiating a graduate recruitment program.
Prior to joining HSO, he had a career encompassing financial roles in accountancy and health, prior to managing the implementation of an ERP system within a publicly quoted distribution business. This led to a move into the IT services sector, where Dave was responsible for the creation of two Microsoft Dynamics delivery practices for different partners.
Specializing in Modern Workplace solutions, Alex has maintained a passion for technological change for more than 20 years. He began his career with Lotus Notes in the 1990s, before moving to SharePoint in 2007 and then to the wider Microsoft 365 stack. Alex works with clients across many industries and geographies to identify business pain points, realize opportunities, and bring about successful and lasting change that benefits everyone involved.
CEO | Rebura
Aaron is a cloud innovator with vast experience in driving cloud adoption and improvements across a range of companies from global corporates to start-ups. As the founder of Rebura, one of the UK’s fastest-growing AWS Advanced Consulting Partners and AWS Rising Star Partner of the Year 2020, Aaron has a proven track record of designing, implementing, and managing pioneering solutions in the cloud computing environment.
Director of Change Enablement EMEA | EPAM
Working in the IT and transformation space for over 25 years, what is important to Helena is ensuring every person impacted by the change are aware and engaged every step of the transformation.—people are her passion. She is also a strong believer in linking the business case ROI to adoption of the tech and new ways of working, to promote and secure success. As a program/change director, Helena has led multi-functional teams across the globe in numerous sectors, delivering critical business, finance, operational and cloud technology solutions. For the last 10 years she has specialised in Salesforce, enabling companies to realise their CRM dreams.
RVP / Senior Director – Strategic Partner Growth, UK&I | Salesforce
Save 50% if you submit your nomination
before October 14th, 2023!
Individuals, charities and some
companies can nominate for free
– see our FAQs for more info.